Bellator premieres Jan. 17 on Spike, announces lineups for first two cards

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Budgellism
12/11/12 2:44:25PM
Bellator will premiere on Spike TV on Jan. 17 in a 10 p.m. ET time slot, kicking off a 12-event eighth season for the promotion.

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney and Spike President Kevin Kay on Tuesday announced the news on a conference call with media members.

The date for the season's first show is a change from a previously reported one of Jan. 10, which Bellator had requested with the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board. Instead, the season premiere, Bellator 85, takes place a week later in Irvine, Calif., at Bren Events Center on the UC-Irvine campus.

Kay said the 10 p.m. ET start time for Bellator events throughout the season allows the promotion to have Impact Wrestling as lead-in programming from 8-10 p.m. ET each week.

The latest Bellator 85 card now includes:

Champ Michael Chandler vs. Rick Hawn - for lightweight title
Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Mikhail Zayats - light heavyweight tournament opening round
Champ Pat Curran vs. Patricio Freire - for featherweight title
Seth Petruzelli vs. TBA
Mike Guymon vs. TBA
Jason Lambert vs. TBA
Hector Ramirez vs. TBA


The latest Bellator 86 card now includes:

Champ Ben Askren vs. Karl Amousson - for welterweight title
Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal vs. TBA - light heavyweight tournament opening round
Ben Saunders vs. TBA - welterweight tournament opening round
Douglas Lima vs. TBA - welterweight tournament opening round

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BuffaloDave
12/11/12 3:29:47PM
Both cards looking good, TBA is going to be one busy fighter

Seriously though, they're making the right move by getting all their big named fighters on these two cards.
shaneTpain
12/11/12 3:58:10PM
Gonna be a good new year
prozacnation1978
12/11/12 6:56:58PM
Friends are excited the move to spike tv.
Bigger audience to watch it than MTV 2
SpiderSilva
12/11/12 7:05:31PM
wonder how those guys would do in the UF.........oh wait




I think Chandler would wreck shop in the UFC
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